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Researchers find weak association between parent-child dietary intake

July 28, 2017

"Findings of this study will help enhance our understanding of the factors that may affect children's dietary intake patterns and provide useful insights for developing effective intervention programs to promote healthy eating in young people," said May A. Beydoun, PhD, a co-author of the review, staff scientist at the National Institute on Aging, and a former postdoctoral fellow at the Bloomberg School. "More research is needed to study the parent-child resemblance in the diet, the differences in the association between population groups, and the determinants."

Researchers from the Bloomberg School and leading obesity experts will examine the latest science and policy initiatives for obesity at Super-Sized World: The Global Obesity Epidemic. The conference will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2010, from 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the New York Academy of Sciences.

"Do children and their parents eat a similar diet? Resemblance in child and parental dietary intake: systematic review and meta-analysis" was Y Wang, M A Beydoun, J Li, Y Liu, and L A Moreno.

Source: Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health